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2015-2016 Learning Grants Open, Apply Now!

DIVISION OF ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (MCLI) 2015-2016 LEARNING GRANTS

Academic year 2015-2016 will be the fifteenth year of the Maricopa Community College District Learning Grants program.

The program is designed to support:

  • Innovative projects that are designed to enhance student learning, promote student success, and further innovation in teaching and learning.
  • Projects on a one-time, one-year basis.
  • Ideas and projects at the appropriate stage of development.

Qualifying proposals will range from formative ideas that explore learning concepts to fully tested models ready to be adopted and disseminated.

Who can Apply for Learning Grants?

  • Faculty (residential, adjunct, and one-year-only) are eligible to apply.
  • Adjunct faculty and one-year-only faculty should team up with a residential faculty member or department/division chair to provide an on-campus contact for the grant. Inclusion on a learning grant application does not guarantee future employment with Maricopa.
  • Faculty may be compensated through special services assignments throughout the duration of the grant. Each college determines how to distribute the funds for faculty participating in the grant.

How can the MCC Center for Teaching & Learning help me with the grant?

The MCC CTL, as a resource for innovative teaching and learning,  is happy to help you consider ideas for your grant application. We can connect you with best practice research in the areas of educational pedagogy and technology that align with your grant proposal. Contact us to set-up a time to talk about your innovative ideas! ctl@mesacc.edu or (480) 461-7331.

How Much Money is Available for a Grant?

Allocations are up to $12,000 per project, depending on project goals; types of activities and events proposed; resources required; degree of involvement of faculty, students, and administrators; and potential benefits to students.

Grant Preparation & Application:

Prior to submitting your grant proposal, you are required to discuss your project idea with your Vice President of Academic Affairs.You may also want to discuss your idea with your faculty development coordinator and department/diviaion chair.

2015-2016 Application Submission Period: October 16, 2014 through January 30, 2015
Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 30, 2015
Award Status Notification: April, 2015

Details and application procedures may be accessed at: http://mcli.maricopa.edu/learning-grants

For additional information, contact:
Dr. Rob Morales, Instructional Designer
Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction
Email: rob.morales@domail.maricopa.edu
Telephone: 480-731-8302

Fall Tech and Teach Fest Logo

3rd Annual Tech & Teach Fest Begins October 20th!

A Festival of Learning Just for You

The Center for Teaching & Learning will be holding its 3rd Annual Fall Tech & Teach Fest Monday, October 20 through Friday, October 24 on the Southern and Dobson Campus.

What is the Fest?

The Fall Tech & Teach fest is a week of activities to support teaching & learning at MCC. The week will consist of sessions, discussions, hands-on demonstrations and other events that address excellence in education pedagogy and technology. All MCCCD faculty and staff welcome. Attend one or attend all, we hope to see you there! Register soon for this festival of learning.

Topics will include:

Google, Canvas (conferences, collaborations, apps and other best kept secrets), VoiceThread (discussions around media), Nearpod (interactive presentations), Accessibility, Video Production, Outcome-based Learning, Designing for Online Learning, Building Effective Discussions, Kahoot (course polling/gaming) and more! See the Full Fest Guide for a day-to-day listing and description of all sessions and events. Topics are both staff and faculty oriented.

Event Maker Party!

Join us for food, fun and making! Learn how to create web mashables and applications to engage learners in content & activities for your program or course. Quickly remix web content, video, audio, images and pages using free web-based Maker Tools. Also feel free to bring your thoughts and ideas from any of the sessions throughout the week. Fest staff will be on hand to answer questions and help you develop your projects. Register Now.

See the Event Full Calendar:

Fall 2014 Tech & Teach Fest Guide

Sessions will be hosted in the CTL Room AS175, AS Building; Southern & Dobson Campus.

Register Now!

Register through the HRMS (Time & Labor System)

Registration Instructions

Having trouble registering? Call us at (480) 461-7331 and we will register you. Questions? Send us an email at ctl@mesacc.edu.

Earn a Badge!

All event attendees will earn a 2014 Fall Fest Digital Badge. Earn and share your sills, accomplishments and professional development with others. Learn more about digital badging.

* We apologize, but C.A.F.E. Funds have been exhausted for this semester.

** Sessions with low enrollment may be canceled up to 24 hours prior to the start time/date.

CTL Professional Development Opportunities in October

October Learning Opportunities in the CTL

Teaching & Learning Goes Beyond the 45th Day

October Professional Development Opportunities in the MCC CTL

Register Now              Registration Instructions

Go for Quality Course Design:
Outcome-Based Learning & Informative Assessment – FPG Approved

Participants will be able to connect the three main functions of formative assessment (including Classroom Assessment Techniques) with instruction. You will be provided the opportunity to identify and/or create formative assessments, that are clearly aligned to lesson objectives, to check for understanding, adjust or refine instruction and give appropriate feedback to students. This process is student-centered and will promote the development of metacognitive skills for learners. Pre-requisites: None

Session Dates: (Select from one of the following)

Friday, October 10, 9:30am – 12:30pm
COURSE #001762, Session #0009 Register through HRMS

Tuesday, October 14, 3:30pm – 6:30pm
COURSE #001762, Session #0008 Register through HRMS

Go Flipping Wild with Screencast-O-Matic

Screen recording, also known as screencasting, is a valuable tool in teaching and learning. An essential element of the Flipped Model of learning, screencast videos provide both a dynamic and personalized learning experience for students, freeing up classroom time for valuable problem-based collaboration. This hands-on session will introduce participants to the PRO VERSION recording and editing features of Screencast-O-Matic, a web-based screen capture software that makes it easy to create engaging content lecture, demonstrations, tutorials and more. Come to this session to get the basics and beyond! Bonus learning: storyboarding, scripting and captioning advice!

Session Date:

Monday, October 13, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
COURSE #002073, Session #0005 Register through HRMS

Go Far with Nearpod Interactive Presentations

Trade-in your presentation program, lose the clickers and the polling software! Nearpod, the all-in-one presentation solution is all you need! In this session you will learn how to easily create multimedia presentations that allow you to collect student/participant feedback and assess learner understanding using mobile devices in real-time right inside the presentation itself!

Session Date:

Tuesday, October 14, 9:00am – 11:00am
COURSE #002002, Session #0004 Register through HRMS

‘Go-To’ Tools for Cool C.A.T.s (Classroom Assessment Techniques)

Transform your Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) with cool, interactive and relevant tools that assist in checking for understanding as your students engage in the lessons. In this session we will review the classic Classroom Assessment Techniques (Muddiest Point, Fish Bowl, Minute Paper, etc.) and re-imagine them with digital tools (Google Forms, Tricider, Padlet, etc.) making it easier to review and adjust lessons to meet learner needs in the Hybrid, Online or F2F format.

Session Date:

Thursday, October 16, 11:00am – 12:30pm
COURSE #002004, Session #0002 Register through HRMS


 

*Note: 6 participants are required for these sessions to run. Participants will be notified 24 hours prior to a session (via email) if a session is to be canceled.

Questions? Call the CTL (480) 461-7331.
Visit the CTL Calendarctl.mesacc.edu/events/calendar for all upcoming learning sessions and activities.

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